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MLA seeks new MLA News Editor

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Looking for a chance to participate in MLA activities? Interested in keeping MLA members informed about professional opportunities, association projects, and resources relevant to health information professionals? If so, consider applying to be the next MLA News editor!

Current MLA News editor Laurie L. Thompson, AHIP, FMLA, will complete her term in May 2015.  A search committee is accepting applications through February 23, 2015, from MLA members who are interested in serving in this volunteer position.

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To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume or CV, and three references via email to Elizabeth Lund, staff liaison to the search committee.

Please feel free to contact search committee members with questions: Jason Alden Bengtson, AHIP, Daniel Burgard, Melissa De Santis, AHIP, Beverly Murphy, AHIP, Meredith I. Solomon, AHIP, or Elizabeth Lund.

MLA Professional Development Awards

Monday, January 5th, 2015

The NN/LM NER invites you to apply for a professional development award to fund your registration fee to attend the Medical Library Association National Conference in Austin, Texas.   We can fund the registration fee for up to 5 Medical Library Association members from our region to attend the MLA National Conference.  You can apply for the full conference (package A) or the e-conference.   In addition to the benefit of the professional development award, recipients have the opportunity to write a post about the conference for our blog.  Applicants must be Medical Library Association members.

To apply, please email Michelle Eberle by February 2, 2015.  In your email, please describe why you would like to attend, what you hope to learn, and how you will apply what you learn at your organization.



AHIP: Academy Tip of the Month

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Are you working on or planning to renew your membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals? Attending fall conferences? Don’t forget to store your materials that support conference activities that can be used toward academy membership.

These activities include:

  • poster presenter
  • presenter
  • attendee
  • exhibitor/demonstrator
  • annual meeting videographer
  • judge for research papers/posters
  • and so much more

You can store your academy support materials in your “My MLANET: Certification/AHIP Portfolio” area on MLANET.

To learn more about which activities can be used toward the academy and the number of points each is worth, please review the How to Earn AHIP Points web page and check out “Individual Accomplishments, Part 2” for specific conference points.

If you have any questions  contact your Credentialing Liaison, Meredith Solomon,

MLA Webinars hosted by NN/LM, NER

Friday, October 10th, 2014

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region will be hosting three of the five webinars sponsored by MLA.


You must come to UMass Library to view these webinars.

They are free of charge and you can register on the NER training page.


October 22, 2014: Protocol Development and Methodology for Systematic Reviews. Read more…

November 5, 2014: Communicate Your Value Through Marketing and Advocacy. Read more…

December, 3, 2014: Data Management for Systematic Reviews. Read more…


The NER office will also be obtaining the recording of each of these webinars so state associations and institutions can view them as a group at a later date.

Contact Meredith Solomon- if you have any questions.


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